Southern Cross Windmill - Toowoomba, Qld, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg
S 27° 34.240 E 151° 57.941
56J E 397899 N 6949928
Quick Description: An iconic "Southern Cross" windmill
Location: Queensland, Australia
Date Posted: 1/24/2020 12:51:17 AM
Waymark Code: WM120HM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
Views: 4

Long Description:
The Historic Engineering Plaque and windmill mark the centenary of the Southern Cross windmill which was designed and named by the C.H.(Bert) Griffiths foundry of Toowoomba in 1903.

The plaque is inscribed thus :

The Southern Cross Windmill

C.H. (Bert) Griffiths of Toowoomba Foundry designed and named the "Souhtern Cross' windmill in 1903. Erection of this 12 Pattern mill marks the centenary of the Southern Cross windmill, over 200,000 of which have been manufactured with windwheels up to 36ft. (10.9m) in diameter. Windmills are recognised today as an environmentally sensitive, source of power for pumping water. They are a monument to the ingenuity of our engineers, manufacturers and farmers.

The Institute of Engineers Australia
Toowoomba Metal Technologies T/co Southern Cross
and Toowoomba City Council, 2003
Outside the Visitor Information Centre James St Toowoomba

Type of structure/site: Windmill

Engineer/Architect/Builder etc.: Southern Cross Foundry

Engineering Organization Listing: Engineers Australia

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of Construction: Not listed

Secondary Web Site: Not listed

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